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Michael Davis Joins BayStar Hotel Group as
Vice President of Business Development

TAMPA (Sept. 6, 2012) - Michael Davis has joined BayStar Hotel Group as vice president of Business Development.  Davis is relocating from Atlanta to Tampa and bringing more than 25 years of hotel development and franchise sales experience to his new position.

Davis' responsibilities involve growing the Tampa-based hotel management and development company through management contracts and joint ventures with developers, lenders and private equity sources.  Previously, Davis was director of franchise sales for Cendant Corporation/Wyndham Worldwide.  With Cendant he prospected for qualified franchisees to develop and expand several Wyndham brands.

Davis started his hospitality career with Days Inns of America in 1985 and has developed new hotels, overseen renovations and managed conversion inspections for Bass/Holiday Inn Worldwide, the Bristol Hotel Company, Claris Services Corp.  He was in franchise sales with La Quinta Corp.

About BayStar Hotel Group
Based in Tampa, BayStar Hotel Group is a privately held company that acquires develops and operates hotels throughout the southeastern United States.  It owns and operates the Hotel Indigo - St. Petersburg Historic Downtown District, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Largo Central Park, Hampton Inn & Suites - Largo Central Park, and the Holiday Inn Express - Lake Buena Vista near Orlando, and the Holiday Inn Capitol Center in Tallahassee.  BayStar Hotel Group also manages and the Embassy Suites Orlando ― North in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

BayStar Hotel Group has consistently been recognized as one of the Americas' "Best Hotel Companies" by industry sources, including Hotel Business and Hotel Management. The company, which also manages properties for other owners and provides consulting services, can be reached at 813-849-0001.

Helen Knight,APR
King Knight Communications

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